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Gov. Christie today touted a plan to double down on his failed charter school policies by increasing charter school expansion while lowering charter school accountability. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer took the opportunity to remind New Jersey residents about Christie’s history of failed education policies that have hurt children. Steinhauer released this statement: “Gov. Christie’s hypocrisy on public education knows no bounds. From his first days in office he has attacked public schools, demonized educators and slashed school budgets. He’s blatantly ignored New Jersey’s school funding formula, which is designed to ensure that New Jersey’s most vulnerable students have a real chance to succeed."Read
Created on Thursday, May 26, 2016
A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that New Jersey has reduced higher education funding by 23.2 percent – or $2,281 per student – since 2008. According to the report, “Funding Down, Tuition Up,” New Jersey is one of only 11 states that cut higher education in 2015-16.Read
Created on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Gov. Christie today criticized education in New Jersey as being “much too much about politics and much too little about results.” He got the first part of that statement right. The Christie administration has politicized education to an alarming degree through divisive rhetoric, harmful policies and severe funding failures. Despite the challenges created by those politically motivated attacks, however, New Jersey’s public schools continue to succeed.Read
Created on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Many students rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to grow, be healthy and succeed in school. In the summer, these children lack access to those meals and families struggle to put food on the table. The federal summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids. But last year, just 19 percent of eligible NJ kids received these meals.Read
Created on Friday, May 13, 2016
Frustrated by the South Brunswick Board of Education’s inaction in the face of dozens of questionable district decisions and numerous community concerns raised in the last two years, hundreds of local residents, parents, educators and elected officials converged outside of the Crossroads North Middle School yesterday to demand accountability and action.Read
Created on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer and Secretary -Treasurer Sean M. Spiller today joined NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan in condemning Gov. Christie’s veto of equal pay legislation. Blistan had earlier spoken in favor of the legislation, which had passed both houses of the Legislature by large margins.Read
Created on Thursday, May 05, 2016
Teachers Amanda Best and Jessica Rader of the Warren Hills Regional Education Association, will host a 5K Life Celebration Walk and Donation Event at Warren Hills Regional School District High School Stadium in Washington, N.J. on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Created on Tuesday, May 03, 2016
U.S. News & World Report released its rankings for the top high schools in the country. Five of those schools represented in the Top 100 are located in New Jersey. Learn more
Created on Monday, May 02, 2016
The Trenton Education Association is calling on community organizations fighting for urban public education, former Abbott districts, and other allies for public education to join them at a rally in Trenton on May 15 to tell the state, Gov. Christie, and all New Jersey elected officials that it is time for them to follow the law and adequately fund our urban public schools.Read
NJEA members have elected state and county representatives to the NJEA Executive Committee, NJEA Delegate Assembly (and Alternates), and NEA Representative Assembly in some counties and units, as well as some county association offices. Click through for complete election results.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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